010 / 2006
Hotel and convention centre
The design strategy is based in three scales: street-garden-building. From the outside, an abstract skin confers a diffused image to the proposal. To the inside a set of shades originates giving the needed privacy, and from the town a unified but permeable image is seen.
FIRST PRIZE 2nd Architecture Competition for Young Designers “Javier Morales”. Spain 2006
ACCÉSIT concursos amediáticos de arquitectura (Spain, 2010). “Emerging architects: ábalos+llopis”
experiencias36. architecture, design, landscape (Spain, 2008)
Arte y Cemento Nº 2049 (Spain, 2007). “Young approaches: ábalos+llopis”
Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (Spain, 2008). Experiencias 36. Italian and spanish young designers
Canal de Isabel II Foundation in Madrid (Spain, 2006)
PHASE: project, 2006
SITE: Madrid, Spain
CLIENT: Fundación HERCESA
BUDGET: 12.416.346,29 euros
GROSS FLOOR AREA: 13.080,45 m2
ARCHITECTS: Ana Ábalos, Pablo Llopis
The urban limits are always singular points that have to resolve the transition between non built up and pre-established urban areas through the link with small surrounding events.
The neighbouring green area introduces itself as an axis of the projectionist strategy. Given the public character of the project, the “street-garden-building” group should be understood as a single unit that responds to the two aspects: urban and territorial.
The building in itself is defined as a continuous space, open, where the terraces and the continuous empty interiors allow the continuity of the green zone in the framework of the building, escaping from the closed block configuration. This gesture allows a more amiable transition with the immediate environment, underlying the non-definition of its boundaries. On the outside, an abstract skin confers a diffused image to the proposal. To the inside a set of shades originates giving certain privacy, and from the town a unified but permeable image is seen that allows its interior configuration to be sensed.